Liverpool player ratings: Lovren, Allen, Skrtel woeful - when will it end?

There were no excuses for a horrendous performance from the Reds at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Brad Jones - 5/10

The Australian goalkeeper looked out of his depth - but would Simon Mignolet have done any better?

Alberto Moreno - 3/10

Many have slated Brendan Rodgers for picking Jose Enrique at left-back against Basel. Sadly for the Liverpool boss, Moreno looks no better right now and was made to look a Sunday League defender by Manchester United's Antonio Valencia.

Martin Skrtel - 3/10

Words cannot describe how bad Liverpool's defence is right now - and there seems little point wasting words on Skrtel...

Dejan Lovren - 0/10

Kolo Toure came on for the injured Glen Johnson, meaning he was fit enough to play. Why on Earth, then, did Rodgers waste his time selecting Lovren?

Glen Johnson - 5/10

Lucky to be forced off injured in the first half, although he looked just as bad as his team-mates during his time on-field.

Kolo Toure (came on for Johnson) - 5/10

Looked an upgrade on the Reds' woeful back line but couldn't stop his side from being all at sea defensively.

Joe Allen - 0/10

Liverpool fans have become infuriated with the midfielder and he may have lost their trust forever. After Raheem Sterling missed a good chance to give the Anfield side the lead, Manchester United went right up the other end, with Valencia nutmegging Allen with ridiculous ease and setting up the first goal. The Welshman is offering the Reds absolutely nothing right now.

Jordan Henderson - 5/10

The vice-captain has been in poor form during the last few weeks and today was no improvement.

Steven Gerrard - 5/10

Unable to influence the game and made to look worse than he is with a real lack of support from his team-mates.

Philippe Coutinho - 6/10

Liverpool's best player against Manchester United? The Brazilian showed spark and creativity and created a number of chances. Was visibly frustrated by what he got in return.

Adam Lallana - 6/10

Another decent performer for the Reds. Naturally, Rodgers rewarded him...... by taking him off at half-time.

Raheem Sterling - 4/10

The 20-year-old should not be chastised - he is under far too much pressure at Liverpool. But this was a bad performance from Sterling. Twice he could have scored with ease - and a confident Sterling would have.


Mario Balotelli - 4/10

Offered energy but also a woeful finish.

Lazar Markovic - 6/10

Came on with just over 20 minutes to go and didn't do much wrong, although the game was already lost by then.

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